Assignment Editor

Published On: May 22 2014 03:16:37 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 16 2014 10:19:07 AM EDT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organize news-related information necessary to the decision-making process in a television news operation, dispatch and coordinate human and technical resources for news coverage.
  • Identify and gather accurate information for news stories from variety of sources such as public safety scanners, phone calls, public agencies, companies and other news media.
  • Organize information for the use of reporters, photographers, writers and producers.
  • Maintain strong people and communication skills in a competitive, pressurized environment and work under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to seek out and find enterprised and exclusive story ideas for newscasts.
  • Post content on the station website and in social media on a daily basis.
  • Discretion, maturity and composure-especially under pressure.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, holidays.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the company.
  • Reports to Managing Editor.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Communications or Journalism degree from a four-year university.
  • Minimum of two years newsroom experience.
  • A passion for breaking news with sound news judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and other resources.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.

LOCATION OF POSITION:

WKMG -TV

4466 JOHN YOUNG PARKWAY

ORLANDO, FL  32804

TO APPLY PLEASE CONTACT:

Send resume to: Managing Editor or email to rpugh@wkmg.com.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Note:  All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.  Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment background checks, including drug screen, required reference checks and educational degree verification.

WKMG-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WKMG-TV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

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